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Magic, Music & Nature: The Great Smokies With Your Grandchild

Program No. 21737RJ
Learn about show biz from local musicians, create a musical instrument and live life as a passenger on the Titanic as you discover the wonders of the Great Smokies with your grandchild.

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At a Glance

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in show biz? Have you dreamed of performing magic tricks? Come join us for a fun-filled discovery of the music, culture and entertainment of the Great Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge started as a quiet mill town, but today it’s the “Entertainment Capital of the Great Smokies” and your grandchild’s learning playground for a week of theater performances, storytelling, theme parks and nature. Meet magicians, musicians and a local artisan.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking two miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 5,500 feet.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore the history of Dollywood, one of the most unique theme parks, packed with rides, concert venues and mountain crafts.
  • Meet a stage magician to learn about show-biz life, and laugh, listen and eat your fill at Dolly Parton's Stampede.
  • Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a light, refreshing hike.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
Featured Expert
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Mike Gwinn
Mike Gwinn has made Pigeon Forge his home since 1995, and has never regretted a moment. He is a charter member of the bluegrass group, Pine Mountain Railroad, and has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was a young boy. He plays a variety of instruments during presentations including the guitar, “clawhammer” banjo, banjola, and dojo. His love for music and this area are clearly evident as he shares bluegrass, old-time and mountain music.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mike Gwinn has made Pigeon Forge his home since 1995, and has never regretted a moment. He is a charter member of the bluegrass group, Pine Mountain Railroad, and has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was a young boy. He plays a variety of instruments during presentations including the guitar, “clawhammer” banjo, banjola, and dojo. His love for music and this area are clearly evident as he shares bluegrass, old-time and mountain music.
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Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Salt, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024
  • Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024
  • Jul 07, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024
  • Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024
  • Jun 22, 2025 - Jun 27, 2025
  • Jul 06, 2025 - Jul 11, 2025
  • Jul 20, 2025 - Jul 25, 2025
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